Lobster Boil, Saturday, May 20, 2017



Charities Receive Support

Episcopal Church Women ministry and the people of St. Paul's donated 

$2,500 to local charities from the proceeds of the 2016 Lobster Boil. 


The Lobster Boil at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has been a DeKalb tradition for nearly five decades. This fundraiser supports both church activities and social service agencies in the community.


As part of the tradition, half of the proceeds from the Lobster Boil are donated to local charities that directly help people in need.


The Episcopal Church Women distributed checks to five local charities and agencies including: Safe Passage, Children’s Waiting Room in the Courthouse, Family Service Agency, Voluntary Action Center, and Hope Haven.


These organizations address diverse issues the community faces including domestic abuse and crisis, poverty, hunger, and homelessness, and they provide counseling, senior services and advocacy services for children.


St. Paul’s Episcopal Church gave 50 percent of last year’s Lobster Boil profits to local organizations that help people in need. 


Pictured above (from left) in back row are Freyja Rasmussen-Johns, Pat  McMahon of Children’s Waiting Room, Jocelyn Prall, Peg Newby, the Rev. Ed Bird, and Maureen Gerrity.  Seated in the front row are Karen Mantz of Hope Haven, Becky Versluys of Safe Passage, Henry Leonard, Colleen Bredeson of Voluntary Action Center, and David Smith of Family Service Agency.